Are you chatting less frequently on the phone because you don’t hear so well. Over time, you may feel isolated because of your hearing loss. You don’t have to give up using your phone. It is possible to remain in touch with friends and loved ones.
It’s All About Communication
They say communication is the crucial thing with any relationship, and that is certainly true with your phone. Can anything be done to enhance the situation?
- Are the voices too quiet? Check the phone to make certain that the volume is turned all the way up.
- Have you had a hearing test? Get a proper diagnosis because not all loss of hearing is permanent. It may be something as basic as too much earwax or an ear infection.
- If the volume is already on high, have you tried an accessory such as headphones or a Bluetooth? Maybe that’s all you require to make your phone sound better and it doesn’t cost very much.
Once you rule out some of the more obvious problems, you can have a look at other solutions that will get you back on the phone.
There’s an App For That
There are actually quite a few potential apps. There are some pretty cool apps that will get you comfortable being back on your phone.
What the other person says can be turned to text with some of these apps. These apps don’t all work perfectly but they can be very helpful. Brands to look up include:
Most voice to text apps are affordably priced even though not all of them are free.
Phones For The Hard of Hearing
There are phones that work the same way as an app for those looking for a landline solution. They can amplify the voice on the other end, making it less difficult to hear. High pitched sounds on the other end become clearer because they can equalize the sound.
Another way to go is a captioning phone. The captioning service involves a unique phone which has a screen. when you have this service, the words are repeated or typed into software by a third party operator and are then displayed on the screen of the phone. Most captioning phones need internet service, as well.
An old school phone system that you can still find which works similarly to a captioning service is Text-to-Voice Teletype (TTY). A separate device to display the text is required, however.
Hearing Aids Are The Best Choice
It used to be, whenever a hearing aid got near a phone, there would be ear piercing feedback, but those days are over. There are hearing aid compatible phones which eliminate background noise and other interference to improve sound quality. Current hearing aid technology is compatible with these phones. Even better, they are wireless and work even when you aren’t on the phone.
Compatibility with both landlines and smart-phones is possible with modern, high quality hearing aids. The technology works by holding the hearing device up to the phone and streaming the sound from the one to the other.
Bluetooth compatibility is also a standard feature of today’s hearing aid tech. Pairing your hearing aid up with your smart-phone is exactly the same as pairing your phone with any other Bluetooth device. When the phone rings, the sound is sent directly to your hearing aids.
There’s no reason to allow hearing loss spoil a perfectly good relationship. Get back on your phone whatever it takes so you can start talking again. You can check out the newest hearing aid technology by making an appointment with a hearing care specialist.